High Level Of Power In John Steinbeck's Mice Of Men

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Julia Goldberg Mr. Aubry Response Paper #1 11/11/14 In the book Mice of Men, Curly has a very high level of power, because he is the son of George and Lennie’s boss giving him higher power then the two. Also, Curly has the intimidation of coming off as tough because he used to be a lightweight fighter but, still likes to pick fights. In the beginning of Mice and Men, we are introduced to Curly. Curly is the son of George and Lennie 's boss. This gives him a higher power then George and Lennie, almost as if he looking down on the two. In the book the old man says, "The old man looked cautiously at the door to make sure no one was listening. “That’s the boss’s son,” he said quietly. “Curley’s pretty handy. He done quite a bit in the ring. He’s a lightweight, and he’s handy.” (24). This is referring to Curly and how George and Lennie should watch out for him because of his past in the ring. Also in this quote, the old man is referring to how the bosses son is exactly like the boss. This is not a good sign for George and Lennie because they do not get along with the boss. Now, let alone his son. Aside from Curly being the bosses son he likes to pick fights with people for no reason, making him the ultimate trouble maker. Curly thinks that he could have some fun with Lennie. So, the three of them start having a conversation. George starts explaining how he and Lennie had just come in for there jobs. Then Curly interrupts his and says, “Let the big guy talk.” Lennie then

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